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Recording a change before the French Trademarks Register

According to Article L 714.7 of the French trademark law “any transfer or modification of rights under a registered mark shall only have effect against others if entered in the National  Register of Marks”.

It is therefore important to record an assignment, license, change of name or address as soon as possible.

Recording a change of name or legal form or a change of address

No document is required.

We need to know the previous names, legal form and address as last recorded in the French trademark register.

Recording an assignment

To record an agreement of assignment, we have to file an application for the registration of this entry, together with :

- copy of the agreement, which must bear the signatures of both parties ; and

- a French translation of the agreement.

Concerning the agreement, we can prepare a formal draft thereof which will be in English and French.

We will receive the registration receipt four or five months after the filing of the request (or about one month if swift processing is requested).

No power of attorney is needed